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Private Farm Retreat, Original 2br Farmhouse, Mtn Views, 20 Mins C'ville

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 167 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Farmhouse Surrounded By Mountain Views 15 Min From Airport

Charming, peaceful & cozy this two bedroom farmhouse is set among stunning blue ridge mountain views and located on a property strewn with walking trails, friendly grazing horses, and its own banks along a crystal clear mountain river. Please your senses with fresh air, spring water, vibrant gardens, pebble walkways, and happy clucking chickens. Though it may feel like you are stepping back in time, this lovely setting is completely up to date with modern amenities including hdtvs and wifi. The home offers two large, beautiful bedrooms - one upstairs and one down. Each features a top of the line queen mattress with high quality egyptian cotton linens, oriental rugs, fine furniture, and restful seating areas. Located only fifteen minutes from the charlottesville airport and thirty minutes from the university, picturesque river rock farm is also close to many area vineyards, breweries, event venues and provides an easy gateway to the blue ridge parkway. This unique location is not only close to charlottesville, but is also only 45 minutes from harrisonburg and james madison university.

The downstairs bedroom with queen bed and tempurpedic mattress topper has its own heating and cooling unit separate from the rest of the house, operated by remote control, but also has a working fireplace for romantic evenings. The french door opens out to a small patio in the back garden. Its full bathroom has a shower/tub combination and a full compliment of luxurious bath towels. This bedroom has a 42' flatscreen tv with directv.

The second bedroom located up a flight of original 1800's stairs is full of light, looks out over the gardens and fish pond and showcases a four poster bed. This bedroom has a small half bath with a fantastic view of the back pasture and the mountains beyond. If you open your windows at night you will be treated in the spring and summer to the sounds of the pond's waterfall and the singing of frogs trying to find love.

The full kitchen downstairs is open to the living area so you can gather with friends/family while you prepare meals. You will find everything you need including fixings for coffee in the morning and fresh eggs from the chickens out your door. The dining room is just adjacent to the kitchen and has the capacity to seat 6. Just off the kitchen is a full bathroom with shower/tub combination - full size washer & dryer are located in this bathroom. Serving as the entryway to the house, the living room is also the heart featuring the wood stove, a comfortable couch, chairs, and a 42' flatscreen tv with directv. Put your feet up, unplug the kids and relax.

Outside you will find a lovely garden full of treasures in raised beds, a grape arbor, outdoor grilling and dining areas, a plethora of outbuildings and barns, walking trails through the fields, the woods and down to the river. The horses will greet you, the chickens will check you out and the goats will wander over to inspect. Don't worry, they're all fenced. In the summer, our guests have access to our pool and poolhouse located about 500 yards away. You may also find blackberries, raspberries, apples, peaches, pears and cherries - depends on your timing. No matter what time of year you visit, you will always find warm hospitality, a star filled night sky, and fresh eggs.

More Details

Owner
Jill and Christie Reed
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Jill and Christie Reed

A University of Virginia Wahoo transplanted from Baltimore, my passions are the outdoors, animals, and experiential education - I combined all when I purchased this small farm.

Jill and Christie Reed purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Dyke

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 murphy bed , 4 poster bed, attached 1/2 bath, 3/4 mattress in closet
    Back Bedroom, 1st floor - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , 1st floor bedroom, 4 poster bed, attached bath, sleeper sofa
    Cabin- Seasonal - 1 double bed , Separate cabin, double bed, walk to bath, available May-Oct
  • Queen Beds, Charisma sheets, new linens/towels/duvets, fine furniture, oriental rugs.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning

Reviews

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Private Farm Retreat, Original 2br Farmhouse, Mtn Views, 20 Mins C'ville
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
5

A fabulous escape in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, including a six-year old and three-year old, stayed here for a weekend and could not have enjoyed it more! The farm is perfect for adults and kids alike. It was so fun to feed the animals, hike around the property, and play in the stream. And after all of that, we cooled off with a swim in the pool. The property is even more beautiful than in the pictures! And while there is no need to leave the farm, it is centrally located to Charlottesville, wineries, and Shenandoah National Park. Although part of me wants to keep this gem a secret, we will definitely recommend River Rock Farm to all of our friends in need of an escape from DC! We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our elopement with our children on the property. Our hosts were so gracious and welcoming. We couldn't have wished for any better spot for our special day.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at River Rock Farm with friends for a gals weekend getaway to visit close vineyards and introduce my friends to the beautiful countryside. The location was perfect for a laid back country & vineyard weekend. We all enjoyed walking the grounds, the adorable animals (especially Jack), & meeting Christie to learn the history of the homeplace. Loved the house decor, the comfy mattresses & linens, & fresh roses - everything was top notch! We can't wait to go back in the fall!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, cozy farmhouse getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here -- it is truly perfectly rustic, which is hard to find. I've been telling friends that it was "luxury cabin"... Beautifully appointed farmhouse that was cozy and homey, with wood-burning stove but still with cable and wifi. And tons to do for kids. Our two toddlers were thoroughly entertained by all the animals, even the fish in the koi pond! They wanted to move there :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another magical stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at River Rock Farm-this time in the Spring. The farm is a perfect "jumping off" spot for visiting the historical sites around Charlottesville as well as it's many wineries. Christine and Jill could not have been more welcoming or accommodating. We made a new friend-Jack the dog. Our hosts even went so far as to provide a special surprise for one member of our group whose birthday we were celebrating. We definitely will be back to River Rock Farm.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and quiet getaway; still close to everything

  • 5 of 5

The setting is exceptional, especially if you enjoy farm living (or at least pretending to live on a farm for a few days). The online pictures capture the place well, but the entire property (which is quite large) is beautiful. We stayed in the dead of January, and I can't wait to see how much better it looks in the spring.

What truly made this an exceptional stay, however, were the small touches by the owners. Jill and Christy went out of their way to provide everything we could possibly need or want--from a pack n' play for our toddler, to freshly purchased coffee grounds and snacks to farm fresh eggs from the chickens just outside to a bouquet of fresh cut flowers. Seriously, everything. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport, CHO
Nearest Barpub
9.4 Miles
Bonefish Grill
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Birdwood Golf Course
Nearest Train
16.5 Miles
Charlottesville, VA
Nearest Motorway
23.4 Miles
Interstate 64
Nearest Restaurant
9.4 Miles
Bonefish Grill
Nearest Ski
28.7 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Nearest Beach
191 Miles
Virginia Beach, VA
Car: necessary

We are 28 minutes (16 miles) from the university of virginia; 36 minutes (24.3 miles) from monticello; 25 minutes (16.2 miles) from the shenandoah national park and skyline drive; 50 minutes (38.2 miles) from harrisonburg and jmu; 10 minutes (4.8 miles) from blue ridge school, 23 minutes (13.6 miles) from the foxfield races; 34 minutes (20 miles) from barboursville winery and ruins; 9 minutes (5.2 miles) from the glass house winery in free union, va; 30 minutes (19.2 miles) from early mountain vineyards; and 17 minutes (9.4 miles) from target.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee A$62.99 per person per night
Pet Fee A$125.98
Damage Deposit A$377.94

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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